OFFSITE & TICKETED: Jonathan Safran Foer, Here I Am

Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Bookshop Santa Cruz presents best-selling and award-winning author Jonathan Safran Foer (Everything Is Illuminated, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) for a reading  and signing of his latest novel, Here I Am. This event is co-sponsored by Temple Beth El and the UCSC Institute for Humanities Research. Ticket packages (available below) are $19.98 and include two tickets to the event and one copy of Here I Am in paperback (publication date: June 6th).

"In Foer’s latest novel, generations of history are laid on the shoulders of one modern Jewish-American family during a time of crisis. So much is endured, revealed, and lost that they seem inextricably bound to the reader. At the heart of it all is this: What does it mean to be fully present in one’s life? There are no easy answers, but I am in awe at the skill with which Foer delves into the heart of familial life." —Jax, Bookshop Santa Cruz Staff

Unfolding over four tumultuous weeks in present-day Washington, D.C., Here I Am is the story of a fracturing family in a moment of crisis. As Jacob and Julia Bloch and their three sons are forced to confront the distances between the lives they think they want and the lives they are living, a catastrophic earthquake sets in motion a quickly escalating conflict in the Middle East. At stake is the meaning of home—and the fundamental question of how much aliveness one can bear. One of the year’s most anticipated novels, Here I Am is bestselling Safran Foer’s most searching, hard-hitting, and grandly entertaining novel yet.

Jonathan Safran Foer is the author of the novels Everything Is Illuminated and Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, and the nonfiction book Eating Animals. His work has received numerous awards and has been translated into thirty-eight languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Ticket packages (available below) are $19.98 and include two tickets to the event and one copy of Here I Am in paperback (publication date: June 6th).

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 If you cannot attend our off-site, ticketed event at Santa Cruz High, you can still have a copy of Here I Am signed at our event by Jonathan Safran Foer. Books must be paid for in advance and can either be shipped or held for pick-up in the store once they have been signed at the July 12th event. Internet orders must be placed by Monday, July 10th. After that, please call the store to inquire about signed editions.


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